There’s no law that says a dining room has to be a dining room. Several of the rooms in the Ford home have served many purposes. What was designated as the “children’s dining room” when the 1911 home was built was Christy and Ryan’s home office. Now, with the simple addition of a row of hooks for pint-size coats and sweaters, it serves as a combination library/mudroom. “Just for the moment, not forever,” Christy jokes.
Their home office is now located in a small, sunny space just off the dining area. The former dining room became home to the television and was reincarnated as the family room. In the living room, the previous kitchen table now holds a display of books and objects. “For now, the formality has left our house,” Christy says. “We’re just going with where we are in life. We live in constant motion.”